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CAT I,II,III ILS

Thu Apr 05, 2001 8:28 am

What's the difference between the different ILS CAT landings? How many are there? Do they stop @ III? I think it depends on certain minimums.
 
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RE: CAT I,II,III ILS

Thu Apr 05, 2001 8:56 am

Short version...
The flight crew must be certified to perform higher category approaches. And, yes, Cat III approaches have MUCH lower mins (right down to 0-0) than a Cat I. No, it doesn't stop at III... not really. It goes:
CAT I
CAT II
CAT IIIa
CAT IIIb
CAT IIIc
with CAT IIIc having zero-zero landing mins, and a requirement for specialized flight crew, instruments, and manditory autoland.
If you do a forum search, you can find a LOT more detailed explanation.
 
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RE: N766AS

Thu Apr 05, 2001 9:02 am

N766AS,
Thanks a bunch! BTW, doesn't Alaska Air have the registration N...AS? I'm not quite sure, but I believe they have a hub in SEA?